A fair chance for every child
A new report by UNICEF highlights inequity among the world’s children
Children born in low-income communities around the world are disadvantaged before they take their first breath, suggests UNICEF’s recently released State of the World’s Children report.
According to the report, the world’s poorest children are nearly twice as likely as rich children to die before they reach their fifth birthday, highlighting the critical needs of children living in extreme poverty — access to sufficient health, education and equity for every child.
If inequality is not addressed by the international community, the future looks bleak:
- 167-million children will live in extreme poverty by 2030
- 69-million children under age five will die in the next 15 years
- 60-million children of primary school age will be out of school in 2030
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada is working with its ChildFund Alliance partners to implement programs, which address the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. To learn more about this initiative, visit freefromviolence.org.
Photo courtesy of UNICEF/Gilbertson VII